A crate. You get a crate. A crate full of $10,000 of high-performance gaming PC, actually. This is the five-figure Origin Genesis gaming desktop, and we have one in the office at the moment for review. It arrived in its own wooden shipping box.
Arriving on a courier's trolley from Origin's South Australian HQ, the box got a lot of comments when it arrived — mostly people that thought it was a TV or a vacuum cleaner or something that deserved to be much larger than a little gaming PC. And truth be told, the crate is a little bigger than it needs to be, especially considering the Genesis already has a protective cardboard box and soft foam padding inside that.
It's also deceptive. Giz editor Luke Hopewell was about to hoe into the crate with a claw hammer until we realised that, oh, it's held together with screws. (We really should have checked that beforehand.) Remove said screws, the side of the crate falls off, and an Aperture Science-esque cardboard box sits inside.
And what's in that? Oh, just a $10,000-plus Origin Genesis. With an octa-core Intel Core i7-5960X CPU, 32GB of RAM, two AMD Radeon R9 295X2 dual-GPU graphics cards, a 1500 Watt PSU, two 240GB SSDs in RAID, and everything cooled by a couple of massive liquid-cooling radiators. And make no mistake, this case is massive as well as heavy.
Plus, once you have your massive computer set up, you can use the box for something else. Like storing nuclear weapons. Or building a little house. If you're spending $10,000 on a gaming PC, you want it to be an experience. We're pleased to say that this particular does that from the moment it turns up on your doorstep, even before it's turned on for the first time.
We'll have a review of the brand new Origin Genesis soon, so stay tuned!